Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thriving in the summer heat

This daisy-like flower called Gaillardia, or blanket flowers, is the perfect flower to have in your garden during these hot hot days that we've been having.

Plant them and enjoy them.
They need very little water or food.

We did get some much needed rain this weekend. I like to take my ferns and other potted flowers off my porch and put them out on the patio and let them drink up the cool refreshing rain water.

They love it!

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~Langston Hughes


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Pretty flowers Donna....we got rain today about 3PM for 45 minutes! It was so lovely.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

That quote is quite beautiful. I killed my flowers off, the ones at the top of your post. Think I must have over watered them.

Sherri said...

When I had ferns I used to set them out in the rain-they loved it and I think it was really good for them! They always seemed to perk up after a rainshower. Stay cool!

Zuzana said...

I have to look for that flower;)I think I had in in a pot once a few years back but I planted it together with another plant that took over.;)
Have a great Monday Donna and stay cool,

~Sheila~ said...

WE got much needed rain too Donna. Then last night around midnight we had an amazing thunder storm..I love 'em!
My Mum used to grow those flowers, as kids we used to call them jam
Have a great week..!

Angie said...

We have just had a brief shower but we are so dry in this area that the ground is cracking. Enjoy your rain, girl!

Donna said...

I'll have to remember the flowers! Everything Does get SO flippin' hot here too!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We'd sure like to be kissed by some rain right now!:0) We did get a little here last night... but not enough to make a difference. This kind of weather is when we question ourselves for planting so many flowers!
Karla & Karrie